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Tintamarre Island

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Address: St. Maarten-St. Martin

Known as the "flat island"

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St Maarten Snorkeling and Discovery Tour
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St Maarten Sailing and Snorkeling Tour: Tintamarre Island, Creole Rock and...
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Full-Day Eco-Snorkeling and Beach Excursion

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Only by boat, turtles, ray's and small sharks!

Great spot for snorkeling to see turtles and ray's by a lovely beach with fine sand. North west peak of the island also has a ship wreck for divers (30 feet down). On a calm sea... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great spot for snorkeling to see turtles and ray's by a lovely beach with fine sand. North west peak of the island also has a ship wreck for divers (30 feet down). On a calm sea day you can snorkel here, saw hundreds of fishes. A bit more east from the ship wreck holds another snorkel spot, however the boat... More 

Thank LaL7
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful island a beach only accessible by boat. You can see the turtles feeding on the grass and swimming on the surface. No amenities there, but that's what we loved about it. A quiet natural place, unchanged by time.

Thank YFCAndrea
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful white sandy beach accessible by boat. Excursions available for turtle spotting while snorkelling and if you're lucky a ray as well. No snack bar, umbrellas or chairs so bring a towel and lots of sunscreen or have easy access to your boat. Not too crowded.

Thank Anthony C
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Take a boat trip over to snorkel with the turtles. Take your time a look and you will see them on the surface as well as below. There are several day trips from catamarans to speed boats. Well worth the time. Once in a while you may spot a ray, but those are pretty rare.

Thank Toddbrenda
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Tintamarre is probably the best experience in the island. The trip takes 10 min from cul de sac and you arrive to a desert island. I prefer this one to pinel as you will not found crowds of people and sunbeds all over the beach. In Tintamarre is just you the beach and if you are lucky the turtles. We... More 

1 Thank Fernando A
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Anchoring at this little island, gives you ample opportunity to snorkel and enjoy the beautifully soft sandy beach. There is next to zero shade so bring a hat and pour on the sunscreen or wear that body blocker. Quite a few iguanas on land and hermit crabs scurrying along the dry stony land

2 Thank JWlovesluxury
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

What an amazing place! We visited this one day while staying on a sailing yacht - and on our way there from Creole Rock, we got to see wild dolphins swim along side the boat! Then we arrive and see how beautiful this little island & protected nature park is! A perfect little beach with amazing snorkeling! We swam &... More 

1 Thank Island_Soul_Annie
Hudson, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

We went to this place on a snorkeling excursion. The beach area is nice enough, but no better than on SXM, and has sea grass just off shore. Hundreds of people are chasing a few turtles in fairly deep water. We were not allowed to bring shoes, but I wish we could have. Just a short distance from the beach... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

We came with Captain Alan's snorkeling tour. It was wonderful. The south side is a calm place to snorkel, where sea turtles make a nice swimming buddy. The west side has coral reef and under the watchful eyes of the crew it is quite safe to take a closer look at the coral reef formations while drifting with the ocean... More 

1 Thank Ming Yang C
Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Stopped her with a day trip of 3 islands with the Swaliga. Turtles were there but you really had to watch to see them and they were big...some at least a meters wide. Clear water...nice little beach. The snorkelers seemed to enjoy the stop. Nice place to stop on a day trip doing a tour not a all day stop.

1 Thank Adina S

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